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Lexington KY
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like some of my other reviews, I am afraid to say how much we liked this place. Do to a last minute situation, the Tico Lodge was referred to us by the folks at the Tree House Lodge, our first choice, but had no vacancies. It was totally delightfull. No, it was no Marriott, but Samara is an undeveloped beach,...

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New Dundee, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a wonderful week at this hotel in January 2017. Since our party included 2 couples and one baby, we chose the larger 2-3 bedroom building. It was located about 25 steps from the pool which was nestled beautifully among the gardens and surrounded by sweeping palm trees. The grounds and pool were meticulously maintained each and every day....

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great stay at the Tico adventure lodge. The staff were very welcoming and accommodating. The rooms were clean. Wifi was great!! Which can be hard to find in Costa Rica! My only thing I would say would be for them to have larger safes in the guest rooms to be able to to store laptops. Overall, would...

1Thank veghead45
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot in Samara. New construction, very nice rooms with porches or patios. Outdoor community kitchen is a nice spot for coffee and meeting other guests. Very friendly and helpful staff They have a large yoga space, and what appears to be an active, busy massage staff

1Thank Mishatopia
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed January 14, 2017

This property, run by an expat American/Canadian couple, is hard to describe. It comprises a number of sizes and styles of rooms, suites, and a house all arranged around a small but super peaceful swimming pool and lounging area. There is a covered outdoor kitchen for communal use. It also has an open-air exercise space that offers yoga classes (for...

1Thank Mike N
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed January 10, 2017

I am so grateful to have ended up here! This lovely property has a Swiss Family Robinson vibe blended with an amazingly curated jungle garden. The remarkably kind, authentic owners and staff make this a truly standout place. Tico has the trappings of a higher end space with accommodations that fit all price levels. And it's close to the beach...

1Thank olinrod
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a double room with balcony from November 27 until December 7, 2016. What a great place! Very relaxing, nice pool, close to everything in Samara. Weather was great, it rained 4 or 5 nights, but days were clear except 2 days. Loved the hammock on the porch. Owners were very helpful and accommodating. If you stay in...

1Thank Crazy C
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night here and the room was ok with a decent balcony and hammock. But when I checked out in the morning and said I was travelling to Montezuma, the American ex-pat owner (I think his name was Chris) told me to drive the coast to save time. It's nearing the end of rain season and when I...

1Thank Dianne V
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Lovely place. Each bedroom seems to have a balcony with a hammock - which took a bit of practice to get out of ! You can drive into it to unload / load, but you actually park out on the road. Apparently the hotel employs a security guard, so it's safe. Coffee is provided in the morning, but you will...

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LA Area
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We stayed here for a few night while visiting Samara. Nice, fun, quirky place to stay. Close, but off the beaten path a bit. You felt very much at home. The staff can arrange any ]types of adventures and recommend things to do.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in a tropical oasis during your Samara Beach vacation. Our hotel opened in December 2004, away from the bustling main street, amongst a lush, green, jungle-style garden. Near the center of Samara, the Tico Adventure Lodge is just 120 meters (100 yards) from Playa Samara and a short walk to restaurants and services. Wake-up in your clean, comfortable room surrounded by the exotic sights. ... more   less 

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Address: 150 N 150 E Plaza Deportes, Playa Samara n/a, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $45 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“The newer rooms are nicer and a little cooler, but we stayed in the studio apt which had its own kitchen and a private deck and entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles Sweeniesdad, yesterday | Read review
“First floor! Not ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles abalexanderboehm, May 7, 2016 | Read review
“The appartments left from the reception are the quitest. With children (or heavy luggage) I would choose for the groundfloor.”
 of 5 bubbles 915hesselb, May 4, 2016 | Read review
“Pool side perfect for families.”
 of 5 bubbles lesab33, Dec 27, 2015 | Read review
“take the rooms upstairs and maybe get a visit from the monkeys”
 of 5 bubbles Pla-payoon, Dec 8, 2015 | Read review
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